Exclusive: Arsenal To Beat Newcastle United To £15m Signing Of Enner Valencia

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Gunners to jump the queue for Ecuadorian ace.

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Arsenal are set to enter the race for Ecuadorian forward Enner Valencia this summer and will move fast to beat fellow Premier League side Newcastle United to his signature.

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Reports this week have emerged that the Magpies are keen to snap up the impressive forward after his three goal at the World Cup have kept the South Americans in with a chance of qualifying for the round of 16.

However, CaughtOffside understands that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger boss has been tracking the 25-year-old for the better part of a year and has been put on high alert after learning of Newcastle’s interest.

Next week Wenger will sanction a £15m offer of his own in order to bring Valencia to the Emirates Stadium as he does not want to lose the player, especially to another Premier League side.

Arsenal are in desperate need of fresh options up front as last season they were left with just Olivier Giroud, and many have pointed to their lack of firepower as the main reason why their good start to the season quickly unravelled.

Wenger has also been linked with a move for ex-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, and is tipped to welcome Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell back to the club after he impressed during three separate loan spells away from the club.

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